7 trade targets from the Cleveland Guardians for the Colorado Rockies
Cleveland Guardians third baseman José Ramírez would provide the Colorado Rockies with a huge bat
If the Colorado Rockies could get Cleveland Guardians third baseman José Ramírez in a trade, it would be a huge deal for the Rockies as Ramirez is one of the best players in the entire American League.
In 2021, he played in 152 games and he hit .266/. 355/.538 with 36 homers, 103 RBI, and an OPS+ of 141. He was an All-Star and came in sixth in AL MVP voting. In 2020, he led the American League with 45 runs and he hit .292/.386/.607 with 17 homers, 46 RBIs, and an OPS plus of 167. He came in second and LMVP voting and won a silver slugger award. He had a down year in 2019 but in both 2017 and 2018, he finished third in AL MVP voting and won a Silver Slugger Award.
Ramírez can play third base, shortstop, or second base (and formerly, he played left field) for the Rockies but with Cleveland, he has requested that he just play one position per season (and not bounce around like a utilityman) so they have just had him play third base exclusively in the past three seasons.
He only has two years remaining on his contract, and that’s including a $13 million team option for 2023. He is owed $12 million in 2022, which makes him, by far, the highest-paid player with Cleveland. Ramírez is also only 29 years old, which means that he still has some good years ahead of him.
Cleveland should trade him this offseason but with the way they have operated, they will likely trade him next offseason.